Clerk arrested for leaking information to Pak

A Rajasthan govt employee posted in Sriganganagar district was on Monday arrested for allegedly leaking information to Pakistan`s intelligence agency.

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2011, 21:17 PM IST

Jaipur: A Rajasthan government employee
posted in Sriganganagar district was on Monday arrested for
allegedly leaking information to Pakistan`s intelligence
agency, a senior police official said.

Pawan Sharma, posted as lower division clerk at Sub
Divisional Magistrate office in Suratgarh town of
Sriganganagar district, was caught by a joint team of border
intelligence unit of CID and district police on Monday.

Sriganganagar district is situated at Indo-Pak border.
"He was leaking information to someone across border on
his mobile phone while he was trapped today," Superintendent
of Police Sriganganagar, Rupinder Singh said told news agency.

"A localite Sharma (32) was under surveillance for
some time and he passed on important information related to
Indian Army to Pakistan`s intelligence agency because
Suratgarh is an important place from strategic point of view,"
he said.

"Defence units are there and Mahajan firing range is
near the area so it is very sensitive matter. The accused has
been booked under Official Secrets Act," he added.

PTI